Foundations, prizes & scholarships

Foundations, prizes and scholarships awarded in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Prizes

Name and address Anton- und Klara-Röser-Stiftung
c/o Gerokstr. 13 B, 70184 Stuttgart
Legal status Foundation under German civil law
Founder Anton Röser
Founded: 20.07.1984
Foundation authority Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart
Institutions Board of Directors:
Stephan Wilhelm, Dr.-Ing.
Richard Geitner

Board of Trustees:
Fritz-Jürgen Heckmann (attorney-at-law, Chairman)
Hans-Jörg Bullinger, Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Joachim Kocheise (tax advisor)

 

Purpose

Promotion of science and basic research in the field of electrical engineering, mainly realized through the funding of the Fraunhofer Society, hosting scientific events, and the implementation of research projects - in particular the allocation of research prizes and in-kind donations - as well as other appropriate measures.

Background

After the Second World War, the founder established a company for the production of electrical goods and managed it with success. Eventually, after the production of transformers as well as measuring and control devices, a product range of welding machines was developed. These machines were increasingly used in production lines of the automotive industry - a confirmation of their capacity and operational safety. Until the establishment of the Foundation in 1984, the founder was able to adapt to the sometimes rapid development of the market and, together with his wife who worked in the company, to accumulate a fortune which was then partially given to the Foundation. The proceeds from these assets are awarded annually to students and doctoral researchers of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Stuttgart. In addition, there are other, non-profit activities, such as contributions to the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and to the Fraunhofer Society.

Awarding of the prize

Prizes have been awarded to students of electrical engineering and information technology since 1994. The winners are selected by a jury composed of three professors from the aforementioned disciplines, currently the gentlemen:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Krzysztof Rudion, Vice Dean
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bin Yang, Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Berroth, Dean

as well as three representatives of the Foundation, currently the gentlemen:

  • Fritz-Jürgen Heckmann
  • Dr.-Ing. Stephan Wilhelm
  • Richard Geitner
Criteria

The prize is awarded by the jury at their own discretion. Due to foundation law, there is no right for third parties to award a prize. The following rule criteria apply as the basis for awarding a prize:

  • Prize for doctoral theses:
    The doctoral thesis was evaluated “with Distinction” and the diploma / master's degree passed with the grade “very good“.
  • Prize for diploma / master's degrees:
    The diploma thesis / master's thesis was graded “1.0” and the diploma / master's degree passed with the grade "very good".
  • Study prize for students in the bachelor's program:
    The prerequisite is that, in the first two semesters, the student has worked through the curriculum without delay and passed the following four examinations: HM I/II, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I/II, Fundamentals of Programming and Microelectronics.

The prize jury selects the winners from those students with the best grade averages in the mentioned examinations.

Name and awarding body: VDE Award (VDE Württemberg)
The prize has been awarded by the VDE since: 20.07.1995
Contact: Joachim Bauer (Managing Director of VDE Württemberg)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Roth-Stielow (University of Stuttgart)
Awarding of the prize

Prizes have been awarded to students of electrical engineering and information technology since 1994. The prize money is EUR 500.

Criteria

VDE Prize will be awarded for the shortest duration of study in the master's program.

Name and awarding body: The best master's thesis at the
Robert Bosch Center for Power Electronics
Jobs and Careers at Robert Bosch GmbH
The prize has been awarded by the Robert Bosch GmbH since: February 2014
Contact Lisa Pfeifroth,
Human Resources Department, Robert Bosch GmbH

Awarding of the prize

Prizes have been awarded since 2014, as part of the cooperation between the Robert Bosch Center for Power Electronics and graduates of the master's program “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology” with “Micro-, Opto- and Power Electronics” as area of specialization.

The Robert Bosch Center for Power Electronics (RBZ) is a research and teaching network established in 2009, in which the Bosch Group, the Reutlingen University and the University of Stuttgart have joined forces.

The prize money is EUR 750.

The prize is awarded during the annual graduation ceremony of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology by a representative of Robert Bosch GmbH.

Criteria according to which the winner is selected:
  • The master's thesis was evaluated with the grade “very good“
  • The winner has written their master's thesis preferably at one of the three RBZ institutes (ILEA, IHT, ILH)
  • The topic of the master's thesis addresses a current and relevant problem of the subject area
  • The EEIT master's program was completed with the overall grade “very good“ and with “Micro-, Opto- and Power Electronics“ as an area of specialization
Name and awarding body: Best Bachelor Award
Rohde & Schwarz
The prize has been awarded by Rohde & Schwarz since: February 2012
Contact Carolin Schenck
Universities Marketing, Rohde & Schwarz
Awarding of the prize

Prizes have been awarded to students of electrical engineering and information technology since 2012 in following bachelor's areas of specialization:

  • Kommunikationssysteme und Signalverarbeitung
  • Technische Informatik
  • Elektrotechnische Systeme
Criteria according to which the winner is selected:
  • Best final grade in the EEIT bachelor's program, with one of the areas of specialization mentioned above
  • Shortest duration of study in the bachelor's program
  • The winner has already begun the master's program “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology“ or the decision for this study program has been made.

If several candidates meet the above criteria, the grades in subjects relevant to Rohde und Schwarz will be decisive.

Name and awarding body: Best Bachelor's Degree Robert Bosch
The prize has been awarded by Robert Bosch GmbH since: February 2014
Contact Nadja Mütterlein
Human Resources Department, Robert Bosch GmbH
Awarding of the prize

Prizes have been awarded to students of electrical engineering and information technology since 2014 in following bachelor's areas of specialization:

  • Automatisierungs- und Regelungstechnik
  • Elektromobilität

The prize money is EUR 1000. In addition, an internship at Robert Bosch GmbH in Schwieberdingen will be reserved for the winner during their master's degree studies.
The prize is awarded during the annual graduation ceremony of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology by a representative of Robert Bosch GmbH.

Criteria according to which the winner is selected:
  • Best final grade in the EEIT bachelor's program, with one of the areas of specialization mentioned above
  • Shortest duration of study in the bachelor's program
  • The winner has already begun the master's program “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology“ or "Electromobility" or the decision for this study program has been made.

If several candidates meet the above criteria, the grades in subjects relevant to Rohde und Schwarz will be decisive.

Name and awarding body: Excellent Bachelor's Degree
Netze BW GmbH
The prize has been awarded by Netze BW GmbH since: February 2014
Contact Stefan Tenbohlen
IEH, University of Stuttgart
Awarding of the prize

Prizes have been awarded to students of electrical engineering and information technology since 2014 in following bachelor's areas of specialization:

  • Elektrische Energiesysteme
  • Mikro- und Optoelektronik
Criteria according to which the winner is selected:
  • Best final grade in the EEIT bachelor's program, with one of the areas of specialization mentioned above
  • Shortest duration of study in the bachelor's program
  • The winner has already begun the master's program “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology“ or the decision for this study program has been made.

If several candidates meet the above criteria, the grades in subjects relevant to Rohde und Schwarz will be decisive.

Foundations

Remembering his student days, which had been full of privation, Richard Hirschmann established the Foundation in March 1969 to support aspiring scientists and engineers.

Richard Hirschmann put the Foundation into the hands of the Institute of Radio Frequency Technology; today the Foundation's assets are managed by the university.

The proceeds are distributed to students of communication technology selected by the Foundation Board.

More on the Richard Hirschmann Foundation

Name and address Robert-Bosch-Stiftung
c/o Keplerstr.7, 70174 Stuttgart
Legal status Foundation under German civil law
Founder Robert Bosch
Founded: 26.11.1910
Foundation authority Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart
Institutions Foundation Board:

The Rector of the University of Stuttgart
The Vice Dean of Faculty 5, Department of Electrical Engineering
The Vice Dean of Faculty 8, Department of Physics
The Head of MPA
A representative of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Purpose

The development and strengthening of the physical foundations of the applied technology, especially in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, through research and teaching.

Background

On 26 November 1910, the Stuttgart manufacturer Robert Bosch sent a letter to the Rectorate of the Technical University of Stuttgart, in which he communicated his decision to commit a substantial amount of money to the university for a “Robert Bosch Foundation“. The letter also specified the Foundation’s purpose as well as relevant terms and conditions. 40% of the annual interest income is expected to benefit the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Name and awarding body: Diplomandenpreis (prize for diploma and master’s degree students) by the SEW Eurodrive Foundation
The prize hast been awarded by the SEW-Eurodrive Foundation annually
Contact Tanja Wenz (SEW Eurodrive Foundation)
Awarding of the prize

Prizes have been awarded since 2002 to graduates of the master's program “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology“ with “Automation and Energy Technology“ as area of specialization and who have written their master's thesis at one of the institutes ILEA, IEW or IAS. The prize money is EUR 2500.
The prize is awarded during a ceremony of the Foundation.

Criteria according to which the winner is selected:
  • The master's program was completed with the overall grade “very good“
  • Short duration of study

Scholarships

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